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Saturday 18 January 2020 The first ever DragCon UK was opened today by Drag Race host and Emmy Award-winner RuPaul, who ceremoniously cut the pink ribbon with his Queens by his side, to officially open the first ever DragCon UK.
Surrounded by Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and Queens including The Vivienne, Baga Chipz, Bob The Drag Queen, Blu Hydrangea and Trinity the Tuck, RuPaul said at the glamorous ribbon cutting:
Welcome to the first RuPauls DragCon in London! You look so beautiful and we are so happy to be here Mostly we are just proud because we love the UK.
The opening morning of DragCon UK included the infamous Queens Walk, which saw visitors cheer on the arrival of the Queens from RuPauls Drag Race, who made their grand entrance by strutting down the pink carpet at London Olympia in Kensington.
RuPauls DragCon UK, presented by World of Wonder featured an array of Queens and other celebrity talent for performances, meet and greets, panels and more, including: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alexis Mateo, Asia OHara, Baga Chipz, Bianca Del Rio, Blair St Clair, Blu Hydrangea, Bob the Drag Queen, Charlie Hides, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Derrick Barry, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, India Ferrah, Jujubee, Laila McQueen, Maria Baleciaga, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Monet X Change, Morgan McMichaels, Mrs Kasha Davis, Ongina, Scaredy Kat, Serena ChaCha, Shea Coulee, Sum Ting Wong, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck, Vinegar Strokes, David Atherton and World of Wonder co-founder and DragCon creator Fenton Bailey.
Drag Race UKs first ever winner The Vivienne said of DragCon UK Drag Race is now owned by the UK, it’s ours now, sorry USA! And all of us Queens have had the most fun at DragCon UK celebrating and showing off what the Brits can do. Its a complete joy to be able to give thanks back to the amazing fans for their support, and there couldnt be a better way to do it then at DragCon UK.
Among the huge variety of activities on the opening day of DragCon UK, highlights included:
Visitors were also treated to entertaining and informative panel discussions including:
Written by: GlitterBeam